Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Renovated Library of Parliament Officially Reopens

This is a follow-up to the May 17, 2006 Library Boy post Library of Parliament Renovations Finally Over.

Yesterday, the 4-year upgrade to preserve and enhance the Library of Parliament building was officially completed. The project cost $136 million.

A ceremony with the Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker of the Senate, the Honourable Peter Milliken, Speaker of the House of Commons and the Honourable Michael M Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, was held to mark the end of the rehabilitation work. The work involved totally rebuilding parts of the exterior masonry walls, creating a climate-controlled space for books and documents and replacing the copper roof.

The Library opens to the public this weekend, during the Doors Open Ottawa Festival.

More from the CBC.

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